- May 26, 2010
The Giro gets front page news of the 2 sporting national daily papers each day of the race and then 2/3 full pages inside.The Hitch said:Why would I hate the race?
I dont think they do get any attention.
Compared to a lot of other ****, this is absolutely nothing. Nothing. On the last day of the Tour after the presentation I checked newspapers around the world, NA SA, Africa, Asia Europe, and 90% of them had some F1 race over the Tour. Many of them had nothing about the Tour. During the Tour itself almost none of them had anything about the Tour.
In my home country and my country of birth the Tour gets no attention. Alberto Contadors name recognition is between 1 and 3 %. Even in the major cycling countries it hardly dominates the sporting news. To me the Tour is important because im a cycling fan, but to the wider world its no more popular than the nordic skiing world championships or snooker china open or one of the lesser tennis tournaments.
The Tour will get the same if it an Italian is leading the race, ie front page sports news. If not there will be the usual 2/3 full pages inside devoted to the Tour.
I call that dominating the sports news in Italy.
I imagine the Le Tour is huge news and not just sport news in France for 3 weeks.
I also imagine that the Spanish sports sections give big space to Contador while he is riding Le Tour or the Giro.